The U.S. defined benefit pension market is going to be hit with a massive shakeup that will see three-quarters of private-sector DB assets frozen or terminated in the next five years, compared to 25% currently.
Data & Research
Although behavioral components are important, financial literacy and trust are critical variables in understanding 401(k) plan savings behavior.
Fear, regret, inertia, aggressiveness, and susceptibility can influence retirement investors to react to market uncertainty in ways that may not be in their best interest, according to a new Prudential Financial survey.
Nearly three-quarters of workers say they plan to continue working on a part-time basis after retirement; 21% say that part-time work will be a major source of retirement income and 52% say it will be a minor source.
The Citi Smith Barney Working Wealth Investor Poll for May indicates a u-turn in affluent investors’ confidence.
While many high-net-worth Americans vow to make financial planning decisions without the aid of an adviser, a growing number admit they’re relatively clueless about investing.
Despite the fact that the majority of high-net-worth individuals say they are extremely secure with their long-term wealth, their primary financial concern is their retirement security.
Daughters are more than twice as likely as their mothers to enter retirement steeped in debt of $25,000 or more and be forced to work far longer than their mothers.
Despite all the recent attention to, and discussions about, phased retirement for Baby Boomers, a new study indicates some employers aren’t jumping for joy about the prospect of keeping older workers on the job.
By any measure, it’s tough being a parent– but are today’s parents doing a better job than their parents did?
Participants in retirement plans at The Vanguard Group who opted to take advantage of the Roth 401(k) in its first year have tended to be those more likely to make active savings decisions in general.
About half of small business employees (49%) who now belong to a workplace retirement plan say they would stay away from a potential employer not offering such a program, according to a new Fidelity Investments survey.
Communicating with plan participants via a Web site may still be the “in″ thing, but a recent study indicates that plan providers’ Internet efforts are still far from perfect.
Whether you are a Mom, are married to a Mom, have, or had a Mom (hopefully that covers everyone), odds are you’d agree with the statement that their care and ministrations are – to steal a phrase – priceless.
Australia has a private savings system that, by all accounts, is working to the benefit of savers and financial advisers alike – but it doesn’t seem to be making them happy.
As the understanding that the safety net of Social Security might not be there in the future, young adults seem poised to prepare for their post-working years.
Nearly one in five adults expects to work until they die, and perhaps with good reason, based on their savings rates.
With final regulations rumored to be just weeks away, a new survey of the 403(b) market finds an industry seemingly poised to exploit those changes.
Many married couples are not in agreement when it comes to retirement plans - 22% of couples don’t even agree on whether or not they use the services of a financial adviser.
Concerned that employees are not paying attention to their retirement savings, 96% of U.S. employers say their top priority is encouraging employees to take more responsibility.